SAP NS2 Sr. Unix/Linux Systems Administrator Job in Herndon, Virginia

Requisition ID: 120053

Work Area: Information Technology

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

Sr. System Administrator – Unix/Linux

SAP National Security Services Inc.® (SAP NS2®) is an independent U.S. subsidiary, offering SAP solutions with specialized levels of security and support to meet the requirements of U.S. national security and critical infrastructure customers.

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Internals must have manager’s approval to transfer

General Responsibilities

  • Administer multiple server OS; UNIX/Linux and Windows environment

  • Deployment, configuration, and verification of key mission critical applications and infrastructure

  • Create scripts and assist with automated deployment processes

  • Design and deploy key SaaS Applications and Management elements

  • Setup and configuration of tools to monitor the applications, security, and auditing

  • Provide extensive troubleshooting and technical expertise in identifying issues that impact service delivery

  • Provide comprehensive troubleshooting and recommend fixes for application issues, including batch jobs, data store, application functionality, management layers, and load balancing

  • Scheduling, planning and implementing new systems

  • Operational support as application SME for 24x7 systems, including on-call rotation duties

  • Conduct collaboration and open communication; reaching across functional borders

  • Utilize your support expertise to set and improve existing standards for system administration such as process, builds, monitoring, reporting and documentation Qualifications:

  • Expertise with Linux, SUSE

  • Expertise in Tomcat and Java

  • Expertise in SaaS multitenant environment architecture

  • Expertise building, implementing and supporting monitoring tools

  • Experience with Microsoft 2008, 2012, SQL, and Active Directory is a plus

  • Experience with Chef automation is a plus

  • Experience in Apache and F5 Load Balancers is a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT, or equivalent

  • Demonstrated IT work experience with an emphasis towards production support of high capacity mission critical Cloud applications and systems

  • Expertise running mid to large scale implementation projects, often with tight deadlines Core Competencies:

  • Solid understanding of security fundamentals as they pertain to SaaS Multitenant Application systems.

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and customer service skills

  • Understanding and troubleshooting IP networks

  • Understanding and troubleshooting application stacks

  • Deployment of application and monitoring solutions

  • Proven support documentation creation

  • Proven implementation project plan creation


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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